Urban Farm Pointers
I am working on a curriculum for an Urban Farming boot camp of sorts. I am curious your impressions about what it is taking for you to create your urban farm. What are the components that you are adding to your farm. What is your intent, what do you hope to aspire to?
There may have been too much nitrogen in there. However I suspect that there was not enough chicken manure to really make a difference. Either way if it is almost finished - I would call it good.
In terms of vegetables & fruits its important to select varieties that are drought tolerant, taste good, and yield abundantly. Open pollinated is a must, so you can improve on what performs well on your property. I like planting heirloom fruit trees that were introduced to AZ by missionaries 300-400 yrs ago. There are many abandoned orchards in Southern AZ that survive only on rainwater now.
Brad Lancaster's, Water Harvesting for the Drylands Volume 2, has a really good appendix on fruit tree's that do well here.